Saturday, 17 July 2010

Summer Days and Puppy Update

Before I tell you about our new challenge at Allsorts this week which is being hosted by Debs, a reminder about our new challenge Penny Black at Allsorts where there are three prizes on offer this month. If you have not already been over to the challenge blog please pop over and check out this months theme. And as well as the prizes on offer, one lucky person will be selected to join us as a Guest Designer for September.

This week Debs would like to see "Summer Days" depicted on your projects. So many options here, flowers, bright sunny days, the seaside, show us what it means to you.

An easel card from me, still a firm favourite. My main image is the super sweet Penny Black 4076K Gift of Flowers which I have coloured with Copics and decoupaged with three layers. The DP is Magnolia and the border punched from bazzil cardstock using Martha Steward garden trellis. The leaves in the corner are a sizzix die run through the Big Shot and some flower added. A couple of tags with Rubber Tapestry sentiments stamped on them, some cord and Magnolia gem leaves on the bottom.

This card is also for the following challenges:

Charisma - Pink
Project Tuesday - Easel card
Karens Doodles UK - Shaped card
For Fun Challenge - Favourite colouring technique
Stampman - Anything goes
By the Cute and Girly - Warm summer days

And at Polkadoodles there is some exciting news that we will be announcing on Friday 23rd July about our totally fantastic competition we are hosting...we have some fantastic prizes in conjunction with a leading UK manufacturer, so make sure you check it out, you really will not want to miss out.

And this weeks theme has been set by Lou who wants us to use the Fairy Flutterby stamps to create our whole project, not even and papers. This is the sort of card I love making and started by creating a resist background with butterfly and flower stamps from Meechele Fairy Flutterby set using distress inks. The main image is Fairy Flutterby Gracie, coloured with Copics and decoupaged, Martha Stewart border and corner, flowers and pearls to embellish.

This is also my entry for the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesday - three layers (fairy has three and butterflies on background)
C.R.A.F.T - Children
STampavie - Anything goes
Creatalicious - 3D (fairy)

And finally another peek at our new babies, Lily using Daisy as a pillow. Almost four weeks old in this picture and we collect them on 14th August after our holiday when they will be eight weeks old.


  1. Hi Brenda, Wow both cards are stunning! I too love easel cards.

    How cute are your little puppies :o) I have just shown the photo to Chloe & Jamie and they are now saying we need a puppy too. Apparently so Jake our border collie has a friend to play with lol! If it was down to me the answer would be yes but Chris would take some convincing!

    Lisa x

  2. Love the easel card Brenda, real pretty image and love the little fairy one. She looks like she has just collapsed in a heap lol. I am so jealous of your puppies, cute cute cute.

  3. both cards are beautiful B......but thos puppies are just you cant wait to have them home :-)

    Debs x

  4. Cards gorgeous as always and puppies are soooo cute.
    Hugs Louise xx

  5. Oh ahhh didn't realise you are getting two new girls thought it was just Daisy did Lily melt a heart or two? LOL More lovely cards do not know how you do it all. Have a great break catch up when you get back. xx Zoe

  6. Awww such cute puppies, so adorable, and your cards are as awesome as ever. Love your easel card especially xx

  7. Hi Brenda. What great cards you've done! I just love the quirky image on the second card - have never seen this before!

    Kay xx

  8. Two fab cards but the puppies are the star of the show! lol They are so adorable.

  9. Hi Brenda. Lovely cards as always. Particularly like the green and pink one. Luscious!

    Ooo how cute are those puppies. I'm a cat person really but the puppies are so gorgeous!

  10. You know I love your art Bren. BUT PUPPIES steals the show for me.

    Are you having two new ones then?
    what about Bernie and your other babies?
    How many Doggies will you have?

    Love doggies as you know he he. But I am strictly a cat home now since Dita left us. Do let me know more when they come home

    Love DAwn xx

  11. You did a wonderful job with your easel card!! I love it!! Actually, I love all the cards on you blog!! And, how cute are your puppies?!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Project Tuesday!!!!

  12. Oh your getting two puppies now? I thought it was just 1! CUTENESS

    The two cards are again totally awesome!

    Love the 3ding/decoupage you did on both!!

  13. Beautiful cards, Brenda, and your new babies are so adorable! Congratulations!


  14. WOW Brenda two BEAUTIFUL Creations...AWW and those pups are tooo sweet!!!!! Thanks for having me as a guest this week!!! :)

  15. Ohhhh Brenda...your making me so envious....Two puppies, that's double the sweetness, bless, I want them....Oh boy , your going to have so much fun with them both, lot's of work obviously but well, well worth it...I am green with envy...

    Digressing a wee bit, would you believe dentist's have been the main theme here...Poor hubby has an abcess, long story short, he's had prob's with his teeth for the last two years and you know what Men are like, he came home last night with a face swollen like you wouldn't believe...So after lot's of phone call's we managed to get him seen this morning, he's got antibiotic's now but really need to get this resolved. Hopefully with lot's of nagging from me and his bro, he's taking notice and has given in and will get the prob sorted out once and for all....Finger's crossed...

    I totally love your card's...only thing is , if you keep posting pic's of your new babies they will no doubt take all the limelight...I am a sucker for

    Seriously though, love both card's, those images are gorgeous, you've done a class job as usual...two beautiful card's!!!

  16. Very cute cards and very cute babies....I'm happy to have found your blog.

  17. Adorable cards! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous cards as always Brenda - thanks for sharing them with us at C.R.A.F.T. Oooooo those puppies are just so adorable, we always had black labs when I was little and they are the cuttest pups! Cheers Claire x

  19. Oh Brenda, I can't even comment on your cards as I am still drooling and cooing over the puppies!! When can I visit, pretty please?? xx

  20. Bless you, no worries, have a super holiday cruise - look forward to seeing a few pics?

    Sarah xxx

  21. Hi! two very lovely cards B,gorgeous colours on both and love how you have tied the tags on your first card.
    Very cute little ones,so hope you are feeling a bit better.
    take care,hope to see you soon.
    hugs Lou.xx

  22. Beautiful cards! And I love the photo of your new fur-babies. :) Thanks for stamping with us at Flutterby Wednesday this week.

  23. Hi Brenda. I'll get the important bit over first-ahhhhhhhhh!!!! Can I have one too. These two are the most gorgeous puppies, how did you manage to just pick two? I love their names too.
    Your cards are beautiful, what it is about easel cards at the minute which are just so great to make. I love them too and have to force myself to do something different.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Hugs Lisax

  24. Aaaawwww those puppies are so cute. :-) Love your cards too. Such wonderful colours. Really like the unusual shape of the pink flowers in the corner of your first card.

  25. Hi B. stunning cards, must get round to doing some easel cards again, they look so special.
    Those pups are soooo sweet,
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  26. Hi
    wow such a gorgeous project, thanks for playing in our 3d creatalicious challenge,those puppies are too cute .
    hugs Kaylou xoxo

  27. Hi Brenda

    lovely cards, those puppies are so so so cute! love them :O)


  28. OMG Brenda, those card are beautiful! I'll be glad to take those puppies off your
    Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
    "Hugs" Carol

  29. Hi Brenda, such beauties, each and everyone one thats cards and puppies!
    hope you are gettting back and on the mend.
    hugs chris xx

  30. Hi Brenda, wow love both of your gorgeous cards they are beautiful, and so are your babies they are certainly growing fast and you are going to have your hands full when you get back from holiday not only with them but with the grandchildren to. Take care with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  31. Love your easel card - that image is adorable and the pink and green colour combo is lovely. How cute are your furbabies? Thanks for joining us at PT

  32. Hi Brenda
    hope your feeling ok after your op. Lovely to see you crafting and blogging again. 2 fab cards, love the first one, great 3 d so pretty.
    The pups are darlings, thought you where only having 1?
    Watched a film lastnight called the notebook, v good , I'm sure you would love it .

  33. Hi Brenda! Both your cards are beautiful and I've fallen in love with your puppies too! What a great photo!

  34. Hi Brenda, looks like you're going to have your hands full in a few weeks' time! But they are gorgeous, aren't they?

    Lovely cards, especially the first one. I love the pink & green colour scheme, and the flowers and beads on both cards.

    Glad to hear you're recovering well from the op. Hope you have a great holiday & come back rested and refreshed. xx

  35. Stunning cards, Brenda. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenge this week.
    Amelia x

  36. Oh Brenda your new babies are too cute. We will both have new babies in August to hug and kiss.
    And of course your cards are adorable. I love the shade of pink on your top card.xx

  37. Your new puppies are adorable but they don't make me broody, Lol! I have enough on with the owner of the loving brown eyes that I succumbed to 18 months ago.

    Love both the cards Brenda, they are beautiful Really lovely images, the first one reminds me of books from my childhood and the second one makes me think of my step-granddaughter.

    Lesley Xx

  38. Awwwww Brenda I love the cards but the puppies have definitely stolen the show - how cute are they - I just want to cuddle them.

    Love Lynda xxx

  39. Awe love the puppys! TOO Cute. THe cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing both with us on For Fun.

  40. Hi Brenda,
    now you know how much I love your cards and projects their always gorgeous as are these two...But I'm sorry those two gorgeous,beautiful puppies steal the show how cute are they..I'm so jealous of you,two new additions...
    Mandy xx

  41. Fab summery card!! Love the colour combo. Great image. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge this month. Caroline x

  42. Adorable cards! I really love the layering on your easel card. Thanks for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges!

  43. Gorgeous cards Brenda and awwww those puppies are beautiful xxx

  44. Love your cards and your puppies. Super cute.

  45. absolutely stunning.. thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges..

  46. Brenda, gorgeous cards but what can I say about the puppies - is it the 14th August yet? We shall all look forward to their arrival to your house and to see how they settle in. Enjoy your holiday. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  47. very cute!! Love the colours and the added pearl detail! Hugs Juls

  48. So very pretty,love the colour combo and all the fabulous layers!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  49. Two beautiful cards Brenda, very pretty, and two gorgeous pups!! Thank you for entering The Stamp Man challenge.


  50. Love your new puppies! You should make puppy announcement cards!

  51. Hi
    your card is really beautiful, love all the layers, thanks for playing along at creatalicious.
    Hugs Kaylou xoxo

  52. your new babies are so adorable!
    Very cute!


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